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Facebook will reward those who report bugs in third-party apps

Facebook is expanding its bug bounty program and will begin offering rewards to those that report vulnerabilities in third-party apps that connect to its platform. Specifically, the company is concerned with the misuse of access tokens, which allow F… Source: Engadget | Facebook will reward those who report bugs in third-party apps

Facebook is fact-checking photos and videos to fight fake news

It's no secret that Facebook has been struggling to stop fake news from spreading on its site, though it has indeed made progress since the 2016 US presidential election. Now, as part of its ongoing efforts to fight misinformation, Facebook has annou… Source: Engadget | Facebook is fact-checking photos and videos to fight fake news

'Kingdom Hearts 3' trailer shows off 'Big Hero 6' world

Back in 2015, Square Enix confirmed that Big Hero 6 would be a playable world in Kingdom Hearts 3. Since then, though, we've heard zilch about Hiro, the lovable Baymax and the rest of San Fransokyo's residents. Well, the wait is finally over. During… Source: Engadget | 'Kingdom Hearts 3' trailer shows off 'Big Hero …

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Instagram's emoji shortcuts help you comment in record time

If you can't post comments without tossing in at least one emoji to make your feelings clear, you'll be glad to know that Instagram has your back. After months of testing, Instagram has introduced an emoji shortcut bar on Android and iOS that offers… Source: Engadget | Instagram's emoji shortcuts help you comment in record …

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Facebook Fights US Government Demand to Break Messenger Encryption in Criminal Case

Facebook is contesting a demand from the U.S. government that it break the encryption of its popular Messenger app so that law enforcement can listen in to a suspect’s conversations as part of an ongoing investigation into the MS-13 gang. The U.S. Department of Justice’s demand is in relation to a case proceeding in a …

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DOJ wants access to suspect's encrypted Facebook Messenger chats

The US government wants Facebook to help break Messenger's encryption to get access to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal case, sources told Reuters. The case, an investigation of the MS-13 gang, is under seal so filings aren't publicly av… Source: Engadget | DOJ wants access to suspect's encrypted Facebook Messenger chats

This Day in Engadget History: Facebook reveals Trending Topics

Engadget has been around for 14 years and counting, which means our archives contain a veritable treasure trove of technology history. From notable reviews and news to the more mundane or ridiculous finds from across the internet, there's a lot to ex… Source: Engadget | This Day in Engadget History: Facebook reveals Trending Topics

Facebook cracks down on fake news ahead of Brazil elections

Facebook took down 196 pages and 87 accounts used by a right-wing Brazilian activist group to spread fake news, Reuters reports. According to the publication's sources, the group, Movimento Brazil Livre, was running fake pages to spread its political… Source: Engadget | Facebook cracks down on fake news ahead of Brazil elections

China pulls approval for Facebook startup incubator

So much for Facebook making inroads into China. Mere hours after regulators gave Facebook permission to open a startup incubator in the province of Zhejiang, the approval has disappeared — and a New York Times source claims officials have formally… Source: Engadget | China pulls approval for Facebook startup incubator

Facebook Launches 'Watch Party' Allowing Friends to View and Comment on Videos Together in Real Time

Facebook today announced the global launch of “Watch Party,” a desktop and mobile feature revealed in May that allows Facebook Groups to join in and watch videos on the platform together in real time. The videos themselves can be previously recorded or live videos, and members in the Watch Party can comment and send reactions …

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Facebook hopes to launch an internet satellite in early 2019

Facebook has cooperated on internet satellite initiatives (with less-than-ideal results), but there's been precious little word of plans to make its own satellite beyond high-level promises. Now, however, there's something tangible. Both publicly d… Source: Engadget | Facebook hopes to launch an internet satellite in early 2019

Recommended Reading: The accent struggle for Alexa and Google Assistant

The accent gap Drew Harwell, The Washington Post Smart speakers (and the virtual assistants they house) offer voice control for so many connected devices it's hard to keep count. Those audio gadgets can also assist with a range of questions — tha… Source: Engadget | Recommended Reading: The accent struggle for Alexa and Google Assistant

VR standard promises an end to headset connector headaches

If you've used a wired VR headset, you probably know the connector situation is inconsistent and messy: you frequently have to plug multiple cables into your PC, which is space consuming at best and potentially impractical if you have a laptop. That… Source: Engadget | VR standard promises an end to headset connector headaches